Jennifer L. Federico

Wake County Animal Center

Jennifer Federico, originally from Long Island, is a graduate of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After three years in private practice, she started as a shelter medicine veterinarian at the Wake County Animal Center. In 2012, Federico became the animal services director and in 2021, she became a board-certified diplomate with the American College of Animal Welfare. She leads a dynamic team that strives to provide a humane community for pets and people by advocating for animals, increasing the live release rate, and instituting best practices. Federico heads the Animal Protection Branch within the County’s Emergency Operation Center. She shares her life with two horses and five dogs.